Helmer: Priority is sleep, then the General Election

Defeated UKIP candidate, Roger Helmer, says his party will no turn their attentions to their strategy for the 2015 General Election - but first he needs a good nights sleep.

Roger Helmer on his walkabout following the election count Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Controversial Helmer was beaten to the Newark seat by Conservative Robert Jenrick, but UKIP did manage to slash the Tories' majority by around 10,000 votes.

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Tories' majority slashed, but hold on to win Newark by-election

The Tories have kept hold of their seat in the Newark by-election, but their majority has been slashed by 9,000.